Accredited Quality Contractor Program

The Accredited Quality Contractor program was launched in 1993. It is a program which publicly recognizes and honors those construction firms which have documented their commitment in five key areas of corporate responsibility:

  • Quality
  • Safety (STEP Gold, Platinum or Diamond Level Required)
  • Employee Benefits
  • Training
  • Community Relations and Diversity

“As an Accredited Quality Contractor, our company is committed to providing our clients with the highest quality construction services and we care deeply about our employees and the communities in which we build. We are proud to be part of the construction industry and are dedicated to the principle of free enterprise. We commit ourselves to serve our communities and to provide our employees with the skills they need to work safely and productively in order to meet the needs of our clients.”

Contractors that successfully qualify as “Accredited Quality Contractors” are accredited for one year.
*Member companies must renew each year.

  • Wide recognition within the industry, the business community, and the public
  • National and local recognition in publications
  • Authorization to use AQC language in bid documents
  • Permission to use the AQC logo on letterhead, business cards and jobsite signs
  • Access to AQC Marketing Materials such as stickers, brochures, membership plaque, etc.
  • Points on National Excellence in Construction Awards submissions for being AQC certified

The AQC Program is recognized by CURT. Read the statement of recognition from the Construction Users Roundtable.


Construction Executive (CE) is proud to announce the 1st Annual Accredited Quality Contractor supplement will premiere in the December 2015 issue.

We invite all ABC members that have earned the AQC designation to showcase their company’s achievements and capabilities in this historic, first-of-its-kind publication. CE has created specially priced packages for half-page, full-page and two-page spread articles with professional editing and graphic design, plus promotion, marketing and more. Click here for more information!

*a minimum of five must be received from third-party references as details in the application

The application and requested supplemental information must be provided in both printed and electronic form to be considered for certification. For the printed materials, please submit in a binder with tabs and please do not use page protectors unless the document being supplied is smaller than 8½” x 11”. The electronic version may be submitted on disc or flash drive, or zipped and emailed to Please be sure the files are organized and labeled clearly.  Electronic folders are recommended.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email them to

AQC Mentors are available!  If you feel you could benefit from peer-to-peer assistance in order to achieve AQC status, email to be matched with a mentor.

AQC Member Companies

CME Corporation

Gaylor, Inc.

Ivey Mechanical Company, LLC

Meyer Najem Construction


Runnebohm Construction Co.

Steinberger Construction, Inc.

Summit Construction Co., Inc.

Titan Contracting/Horn Industrial Services

Wurster Construction Co., Inc.